Overview of current calls in the area of agricultural research for development relevant for researchers based in Switzerland.
Exchange grants enable mid-term research stays of 6-24 months for young researchers (PhD and postdoc), the call is open to all scientific disciplines, but initial contacts already have to exist; deadline for submissions: 26 February 2017
the Elsevier Foundation and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) have joined to create a Visiting Expert Programme in sustainability science. Prospective host institutions can invite distinguished scientists in sustainability to collaborate in research and training.
The swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC) programme seeks targeted support for collaboration between the various types of Swiss higher education institutions and their partners from the Global South. Deadline for submissions: 31.03.2017
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) provides project funding to enable researchers to conduct research projects on self-chosen topics. SNSF covers research costs, staff salaries and funding of scientific cooperation, networking and communication, but not the salaries of applicants. Submission deadline: 1 April 2017
The World Resources Forum (WRF) is the global science-based platform for sharing knowledge about the economic, social and environmental implications of global resource use. Topics for contributions: I. Policies and governance, II. Technology and innovation, III. Lifestyles and education. Abstract submission deadline: 3 April 2017
The RISE funding scheme of "Horizon 2020" fosters staff exchange between the academic and the non-academic sectors and between European and non-European countries; there are no predefined topics. Deadline for submissions: 5 April 2017
The third thematically open call of the r4d programme supports research on global issues in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Research approaches that support evidence-based decision-making and evidence-based policy are particularly encouraged. Deadline for submitting pre-proposals: 12 June 2017, 17:00.